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PUBLISHED BY SENIOR CLASS
F. S. N. S.
|AWM^T STATE .OiLWiEuttKAKl
THE "NORMAL" BY MOONLIGHT
T HAvS been the custom of the Senior Class of the Fairmont State Normal School to publish annually
a year book called The Mound. In compliance with this custom we here present this edition
for which we ask the charitable consideration of all whose fortune it may be to read therein.
We do not claim for this publication profound learning, scathing satire, or brilliant wit. Our
prime object is to secure a book that will prove a suitable souviner by means of which, when in a retro-
spective mood, many pleasant memories may come crowding back into our minds and "steal away our
sadness ere we are aware".
We are sensible that this book partakes of the imperfection that cleaves to all human action but
trusting that it does not do so unduly, and that it may bring pleasure, and become more valuable as it
grows older we submit it.
"Go, little book, go out, go on
And speak to the heart that hears:
Speak of the days that are past and gone, «
Bring mem'ries of bygone years." — C. K. S.
OQ1Q n n
£- O Jl o i U
T. WALTER BARNKvS
The Senior Class of 191 2 take special pleasure in dedicating The Mound to Mr. J. Walter Barnes.
Mr. Barnes is an alumnus of the school, graduating in the class of 1879. At the age of twenty-one he was
admitted to the bar. In the spring of 1885 he began teaching in the Normal School. His success was so
marked that he was made Principal of the School in 189 >, and for ten years he labored early and late for
its success. It can be safely said that no other man has done more for the Normal School than Mr. Barnes.
He has always been a loyal friend of the institution and today he is ready to work for the best interest of
the Normal School.
The same energy and effort which brought him success as an educator, has made him successful in
business as General Manager of the Consolidated Telephone Company, of this city. As a citizen, as a
business man, and as an educator he merits and possesses the respect of all who know him.
The mound in the campus and the splendid tree which it protects are due to his thoughtful and almost
stubborn stand, when others desired to remove them.
Because of his services to the Normal School and his value as a citizen the Senior Class take pleasure
in dedicating this issue of The Mound to him.
CARL LEROY STOOKSBERRY, A. B., A. M.
Student N. E. O. Normal College, Canfield, Ohio,
1899-1901; teacher Public Schools of Ohio, five years;
Supt. of Schools, Petersburg, Ohio, 1904-1905; A. B.,
Mt. Union College, Alliance, Ohio, 1906; Asst. Latin,
M. U. C, 1906; Supt. of Schools, Mogadore, Ohio, 1906-
1907; A. M., Harvard University, 1908; Member of
Harvard Classical Club, Member of Classical Associ-
ation of Middle West and South; First Assistant in
F. S. N. S. since 1908.
A. J. DAVIS, A. M., LL. D.
Pyschology, History of Education
M. E. D., State Normal School, Edinboro, Pa.,
1881; M. S., Lebanon, Ohio, 1886; A. M., Bucknell
University, Pa., 1888; LL. D., Monongahela, Pa., 1889
County Supt. of schools, Clarion County, Pa., 1875
1880; Supt. Training School for Natives, Sitka, Alaska,
1885; principal State Normal School, Clarion, Pa.,
1 888-1 902; Fairmont State Normal School, 1909
HAROLD FRANTZ ROGERS, A. B., A. M.
Department of Physics and Chemistry.
Undergraduate student Waynesburg, Pa., College,
1896-1897; West Virginia University, 1897-1901. A.
B., W. V. U., 1901; teacher of Natural Sciences, F. S.
N. S., 1903, 1903-4; similar position Glenville Normal
School, 1 904-1906; graduate student, Harvard Univer-
sity, 1 906-1 908; member of Boyleston Chemical Club,
Association of Harvard Chemists, American Chemical
Society; present position since 1908.
E. E. MERCER, A. B.
A. B., University of Nashville, 1891; teacher in
Waco College, Waco, Texas, 1 892-1 893; Principal of
Schools, Berkeley Springs, W. Va., 1 893-1 895; teacher
in F. S. N. S., 1895-1899; Principal Fairmont High
School, 1899-1901 ; teacher of Mathematics F. S. N. S.,
1901; student Harvard Summer School, summers of
1 904-1906; spent summers of 1907 and 1910 in Europe
DORCAS PRICHARD, A. B.,
Graduate F. S. N. S., 1903; taught in Rivesville,
Graded School; Fairmont Public Schools. A. B.,
W. V. U., 1910; present position since September, 1910.
THOS. J. HUMPHREY
Dept. of Geography and Faculty mngr. Athletics
Graduate F. S. N. S. 1887; taught in Elementary
Schools till 1892. Principal West Grafton High School
1 892-1 895; Co Supt. Schools, Taylor Co., 1 894-1 896.
Principal Phillippi Graded Schools 1896-1899. Dept.
of Mathematics, F. S. N. S., 1899-1901. Principal
Fairmont High School, 1 902-1 908; Supt. Grafton
Schools, 1 908-1910. ; present position since Sept, 191 1.
County institute work in the state since 1895; member
Executive Committee of State Educational Association.
MRS. N. R. C. MORROW.
Alumni of Beaver College 1880; teacher in Fair-
mont Normal School 1 882-1 890; serving as assistant
principal five years and as principal 1 889-1 890; spent
three seasons abroad; studied two summers in Col-
umbia University and three in West Virginia Uni-
versity; present position since 1906.
English and Expression
Graduate Dean Academy, Franklin, Mass., 1905;
Graduate Emerson College of Oratory, Boston, Mass.,
1907; post-graduate course, 1908; teacher of Gym-
nastics, F. H. S., 1908; teacher of Gymnastics and Ex-
pression, F. H. vS., and F. S. N. S., 1909; private and
class work, also training of plays in grades cf Fair-
mont and Mannington; public readings, 1 908-191 2;
travel in Europe, summer of 19 10; present position
CHESTER PENN HIGBY, A. B., A. M.
A. B. Bucknell University, 1908; A. M. Bucknell
University, 1909; Student Columbia summer school
1910-1911. History teacher F. H. S., 1908-1911;
History teacher F. vS. N. S., 1911-1912; member of
American Historical Association, American Politic&l
vScience Associatiom, History Teachers' Association cf
Middle States and Maryland.
A. W. MARTIN.
Director of Music
Student West Virginia Conference Seminary Con-
servatory, Buckhannon, W. Va., 1902; graduate music
department, Broaddus Classical and Scientific Institute, % .
Clarksburg, W. Va., 1906; concert and recital season, ™^X^.
1907; superintendent Simpson District Schools, 1909- a ». w
1910; pupil Joseph Baernstein-Regnaes ; present posi- 1
tion since April 1, 191 1.
E. L. LIVELY.
Fayetteville Academy, Marshall College State Nor-
mal School, and West Virginia University. Taught
eighty-one months in public schools, high schools and
normal schools of W. Va.
MARY COPLIN, A. M.
A. B. West Virginia University 1906; A. M. Col-
umbia University 1909; student Columbia Un versity
191 1 ; teacher of English, Mannington High School,
1 903-1904 and 1906-1907; Morgantown High School,
1907-1908; Glenville Normal School 1909-1911; pres-
ent position since March, 1912.
C. B. LEE.
Graduate F. S. N. S. 1911; Student at summer
school at Columbia, 1911.
ELIZABETH MATTINGLY STALNAKER
German and French
A. B. West Virginina University, 1902; Instructor
History and French, Shepherd College, 1902— 1903; In-
structor, modern Languages, Shepherd College, 1903-
1907; student at Columbia University, summer 1904;
travel and study in Europe, summers 1906-1910; stu-
dent Alliance Francsiss and Ccurs Delaruemenil,
Norgue, Paris, sumeer 1907; present position since
Ma M. Abbott
iirii iHcirrli T. 1912
THE TRAINING SCHOOL
Possibly the most decided sign of progress in the professional training of teachers within recent years
is the ever increasing emphasis placed upon the training school. The principle that action is the end of
education and that theory has a reason for existence only in so far as it leads to more efficient action, is not
new. For many years law schools have had their moot courts, technical schools their laboratories and machine
shops, medical schools their hospitals and clinics, but somehow the idea has prevailed in this country that
any one who had a knowledge of his subject could teach. Recently however, we have been developing a
professional conciousness in teaching, and this consciousness is made manifest in the development of
training schools. In our best Normal Schools the training school is no longer a mere side issue provided
for grudgingly in the financial budget; it has become the organizing center, the very life of the school.
In view of these facts it is not too much to say that one of the most significant events in the progress
of the Fairmont State Normal School for the present year has been the organization of a modern training
It was the conviction of those who were responsible for this movement that, everything else being
equal, the most efficient training school would be one embodying actual school conditions, not an isolated
school where the pupils are selected on the basis of social standing or on any other basis, but a Normal
School, connected with a well organized school system.
Actuated by this conviction, in the summer of igii, the Board of Regents in conjunction with the
Board of Education of the city of Fairmont concluded arrangements whereby the Fourth Ward School
of the city became the training school for the normal school, thus providing for the student teachers of the
Normal School superior opportunities for training under Normal School conditions. The favor with which
the project has been received on all sides encourages us to believe in the soundness of the principles under-
lying its foundation.
Superintendent George. H. Shafer
Grammar Grade Supervisor Cecyl C. Wilcox
Primary Supervisor JESSIE B. Ice
C. C. Myer
Lillian B. Redic
GEO. H. SHAFER, A. B., A. M.
Superintendent of Training School
Student Allegheny College 1 898-1901, University
of Chattanooga 1905-1906, A B. Chattanooga 1906.
Graduate Student University in Pennsylvania Summer
School 1908; New York University 1 909; Fellow in Psy-
chology and Pedagogy Clark University 1910-1911.
A. M. Clark University 191 1. Principal Graham Col-
legiate Institute 1 901-1903, Superintendent of Schools
Del Norte, Colo., 1 903-1 905, Profossor of Pedagogy
Edinboro State Normal School, Edinboro, Pa., 1908-
A. i J ( ■
CECYL. C. WILCOX
Grammar Grade Supervisor of Training School
Graduate of public school of Benton Harbor, Mich.
1904; graduate of Michigan State Normal College,
1906; post-graduate work in M. S. N. C, 19 10; com-
pleted special courses in University of Arizona, 191 1;
taught in public schools of Mt. Clemens, Mich., and
Chattanooga, Tenn. ; English teacher, Tuseon, Ariz.;
present position since Feb., 1912.
JESSIE BAYLES ICE.
Primary Supervisor of Training School
Graduate F. S. N. S., 1904; librarian and post-
graduate work, F. S. N. S., spring term, 1905; summer
term, W. V. U., 1908; primary teacher in Fairmont
public schools, 1905-1911; present position since Feb-
C. C. MYER
Principal of Training School
Fairmont, W. Va Seventh Grade
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Freemansburg. W. Va. . . . Eighth Grade
MORGANTOWN, W. Va. . . . ElI^TTI GRADC
LILLIAN B. REDIC,
Fairmont, W. VA Sixth Grade.
Fairmont, W. Va Third Grade
Cumberland, Md, .... Fourth Grade
Wellsburg, W. Va First Grade
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Parkersburg West Virginia
Down in a cool and shady nook,
A modest violet grew;
It came to Fairmont with its book,
In search of fortunes new.
JOHN L. BOCK
Farmington West Virginia
Gaze once more upon the fair and radiant features of
as fine a specimen of the "genus homo" as ever ambled
down the pike. Knowing that only a very few can
ever be president he has sought fame in baseball with
no small degree of success. Unable to stand the criti-
cism of teachers he has diligently applied himself and
great has been his reward. His only aversion (seem-
ingly) has been to that peculiar species known as woman
Siiinnston West Virginia
Some of the deeds that have made this lady the
elect of the higher powers.
i. vShe has burned much midnight oil. 2. She has bro-
ken no Dormitory rules. 3. She has never been
squelched. 4. She has never cut class. 5. She has
always been grave. 6. She has sung "joy" when the first
word was "joy". 7. She has entertained no young men
after ten o'clock. 38
OSCAR L. EDWARDS
Atwood West Virginia.
Oscar, better known to fame as Muggins, or Big Chief,
came into our midst from the prosperous and thriv-
ing city of Atwood. He is the son of his father and
has golden hair. His greatest joys are Lucille and
and Latin and he is said to ride the bucking broncho.
Muggins does not believe in hard study, but tries to
present his views on a subject so as to make a hit with
the teacher. Perhaps this accounts for his striking
Shinnston West Virginia
Lucille, commonly known as Oscar, is one of the
most popular girls in school. She is one of those real
spirits who has a "man". She has many likes but her
chief liking is for light curly hair and a gently modulated
voice. All these make for her happiness and she cer-
tainly is happy.
W. E. BUCKEY
Beverly West Virginia
Judging by the number of offices he has held (at
no time less than four) William could be classed as
popular. Besides this he manages the lecture course
and also does his class work. He is particularly noted
for his beautiful hair, which shows the result of careful
training and painstaking effort. Basketball is not
unknown to him. His future — ask Ada.
Reeses Mill .... West Virginia
To a given weight of gold dust add a ray of sunshine
for each day in the year, a generous measure of the
brand of gray matter given to Alice Freeman Palmer,
Mary ]. Holmes, and Dr. Anna Howard Shaw, a few of
the qualities of Minerva and Sarah T Rover, a bit of
the dignity of Margaret of Anjou, a breath of the attar
of roses from the winds of the East. This mixture stir-
red by the hand of a god — lo ! the result is Elsie.
Fairmont West Virginia
Nick is a very quiet and studious child and never
speaks unless spoken to, or at some other time. He is
the youngest innocent (?) of our class and the girls
think him the sweetest ever. His greatest ambition
was to sing grand opera, but the sad fate of the Caruso
of our school caused him to change his mind. His small
stature is due to love-sickness.
Fairmont West Virginia
"A bevy of fair women, she."
"Women are like roses when they to perfection grow."
This suits Letha to a T.
Some have wanted to call her Lethe, but we'll
have none of it. She is entirely too jolly for that.
And then the way she plays basketball is a caution —
no one can count half the baskets she has made.
LLOYD E. MOORE
Barrackville West Virginia
Here note what pleasant environment will do
toward the development of a great intellect. Destiny
has claimed him for the ministry (perhaps) and he has
been fitted for his work by the life-giving study of
yell-o-cution. Time hanging heavy on his hands he
has endeavored, in his gentlest way, to bring a ray of
sunshine into the lives of some of the gentler sex but
no names will be mentioned.
GRACE LILLIAN FUCCY
Weston West Virginia
This little lady has won a reputation of which she
may well be proud. The ability to point out the bit
of good that in is the worst of us is in itself a rare gift.
Then, too, what case of blues is not chased away when
Grace beamingly begins. "Oh, I have the best last-
go-trade for you! It's something fine! Oh, I'll tell it
to you anyway !"
CECIL A. PARRACK
Terra Alta West Virginia
Very quiet and unassuming is this personage of
fragile build and diminutive stature who has become
known in some circles of club life as "Jedge". As to
his legal attainments there can be no question at all,
but it has been darkly rumored that he opposes recall
of judges. To him Latin is more precious than lesson
plans and all things he dost desire are not to be compar-
Myrtle has such charming graces,
'Tis by all the stars I swear;
Fairest face of the fairest faces
Sweetest eyes that e'er you'll see,
Poetry seems written for such as she.
Elkins West Virginia
This bright faced, brown eyed lass is usually seen
coming into the Methods class about the end of the
roll call at a 2.40 gait and at an angle of 45° She is
noted for her high diving in basketball and her weakness
for card parties, also for her admiration for a certain
N. G. man.
New Martinsville. . . West Virginia
Should you wonder if lines of care came into her
face — there's the Lyceum Society, the Y. W. C. A., the
whole Dorm and besides there is said to be a bad case
of Ristitis to trouble her. The wonder is that she bears
all these grave responsibilities as well as she does but
the fact that she is from Wetzel county accounts for it all
HERSCHEL B. ICE
WORTHINGTON. . . . WEST VIRGINIA
To Herschel, school life has been primarily a busi-
ness and not pleasure alone. He has lately developed
an avaricious hunger for mathematics and his destiny
lies between that of being a cornetist or a follower and
disciple of Dad E- Mercer. He has recited some very
good verses but was deferred from being a poet by the
thoughtless suggestion that one of his name could hard-
ly be expected to melt the hearts of his hearers.
Parkersburg . . . West Virginia
"I am so accustomed to men, really their tameness
is shocking". Can't you just hear Beaulah say that as
she draws on her gloves preparatory to taking another
stroll. "When you get back tell Walter Gaskins I'm
awfully sorry I had to leave". "Yes, I had a perfectly
dandy time at Morgantown".
Here's to Helen, she of the blue eyes and pink ears.
What a hero worshipper our Helen is. First, she put
on the pedestal the head of the powers that be in the
Normal School — then Miss Stalnaker took the high
niche in her approval. She has" been heard to say that
is she could be a woman like Miss Stalnaker and marry
a man like Mr. Woodley she would be supremely happy.
But her hero of heroes is Dr. Barnes.
Grafton West Virginia
From all we know of this maiden's early life, she
like topsy "jest growed", tho her evident fondness for
"Stubbles" leads us to believe that she came from the
farm. We doubt not that her life will be an honor to her
alma mater, whether her vocation be churning, rock-
ing a cradle, or teaching school.
E. B. WHALEY
Finch West Virginia
Oh! Noble young man! Yes, that's it-Noble. He
is sometimes known as the little Napoleon. See the
lines of care on his face. They are caused by the fear
that some suffragette may capture him this year. Now
please have mercy on him, for he is of a timid disposition
Parkersburg West Virginia
For my part I can compare her to nothing but the
sun; for like him, she takes no rest nor ever sits in one
place but to rise in another.
Forceful, talented, beloved — Vevia has meant
much as a factor in the success achieved by the class
of 191 2.
CHARLES E. STOCKDALE,
Burton. ..... . West Virginia
Charlie, the Pride of Burton, is the editor of the
Bingville Bugle. He sometimes raises his voice in
song much to the pleasure (for the love of Mike, Art-
axerxes, spare me this blow) of his hearers. He is a
poet of some note and from his pen came that touching
and pathetic little ballad entitled Phillips II. Charlie
is always roaming around and therefore is said to have
a romantic disposition. Kind readers, I can say no
more for my heart is full and my cup runneth over.
Fairmont, West Virginia
This young lassie plays the fiddle — plays it nobly,
plays it sweetly, she the little violinist, little bronz-
haired violinist. When she lifts her bow in silence, Nor-
mal students gather round her; o'er the strings her bow
glides smoothly, glides with little velvet murmurs, sweet
the music round her stealing, like the song of birds it
seemeth, like the music of sweet waters.
West Union West Virginia
Lawrence, the Wandering Jew, wandered into our
midst one day in a somnambulistic state from which he
has never awakened. No, Lawrence does not believe
in history but likes to study art. It's a fact, he just
dotes on it. He is a tall young man and walks very
gracefully. Hair long and curly. He has not decided
on his profession. Can you help him?
Grafton West Virginia
Who can remember hearing Myrtle make a chapel
announcement, argue with her teacher, talk frivolously
with any of the boys or call to the serenaders on the
campus? Of course, no one can. Instead she demure-
ly talks in stage whispers to Miss Vance or Miss Harde-
sty. We had hoped to see her do something desperately
wicked, but we have been disappointed.
West Union West Virginia
Florence is always afraid that she will not be able
to keep that date. She has so manv she gets 'em
mixed but she'll take 'em raw, or over done. She was
heard to murmur the other day in class, "Gee! I wish
I had a man", but if it takes her as long to get that as
it does to comb her hair she will be a few aeons accom-
plishing her desire.
Bridgeport West Virginia
A few years ago there was a movement on foot
to pack one's carpet-bag and seek the nearest city.
About this time Miss Righter caught the popular fever
and with her baggage duly reached Fairmont.
She drifted into the Normal Chapel one day and
the number of bachelors in the faculty enlisted her
sympathy. She has remained here ever since.
ALT A GRAY
This demure lassie suprises us all sometimes.
With all her shy ways she has been known to shake a
pupil in the Training School. Why she even became so
vehement at one time as to say "I just won't go through
the mud"! She is the delight of the teachers when it
comes to notebooks and reports, for she always has
them in ahead of time.
BarrackvillE West Virginia
There is a young lady named Ice,
Whom all of us think very nice;
vShe'll make a good teacher,
In that none can reach her,
This competent bright, Milly Ice
A. REID MORROW
This incarnation of innocence is none other than
Reid, known to many as "Doc" and well indeed does
lie bear this title for many are the patients to whom he
has administered. In athletics and especially basket-
ball a mighty man is he. A joke's a joke but when it
comes down to real thing competent authorities say
Reid is there with the goods. Reports from the Pitts-
burg district say that he gave early promise of future
Fairmont West Virginia
"Oh girls, I've got the best news!"
"What do you know about that 2 "
"By jimmy, there's some class to him!"
"It's a darned sight harder than you imagine!"
"Now there's Ching if Berl doesn't come."
"Oh, Grady— — ! I just felt like a little weenty,
tennsy, debble !"
"Please have some dancing, for I love it and I sel-
dom get a chance. On the sly, you know."
Gush! Gush! Gush!!!
MlDDLEBOURNE WEST VIRGINIA
"Girls, I just met the grandest looking fellow. I
wonder if he will come to the Nomral. I hope he does,
so I can meet him. He has the grandest eyes." Can't
you just hear Mable say that, as she rolls her own dreamy
eyes. Mable always has a man. There was Moore and
Moose and Myer — she seems to run to M's — but she al-
ways asks for Moore.
Weston West Virginia
In Merrill's early days at the Normal she was not
satisfied with the ordinary fish and instead she fished
for Wale(y). Later she tired of this and at times has
refuted to be a disciple of Ike Walton under any con-
West Union West Virginia
Behold in this young lady one who is not only
pretty, but amiable. She is also one of our finest stu-
dents, and she always has her Lesson Plans in on time.
The children at the Training School wait for her sunny
smile, and eagerly listen to the words of wisdom that
flow from her lips. We predict for her a sweet but
short life as a school ma'am — short, for Cupid is too
clever to neglect such an excellent subject.
She towers like a queen above her neighbor woman.
This is one Senior girl to whom all the others look up.
And how orderly she is — her hair is smooth, her voice is
smooth, her temper is smooth. Once or twice we have
imagined that she might become angry should occasion
demand it, but the proof is yet to be supplied.
Mannington West Virginia
Harry, our sanctimonious "Deacon," is a product
of the jungles of the state of Marion, county of West
Virginia, to wit. Oh, how he loves to read the Divine
Comedy! Deacon is the star basketball player of the
class. He really went out to practice one night in suc-
cession, and the next day he went up the stairs back-
ward. Would you have thought it.
We cannot quite make Grace out. She has us all
guessing, including Mr. Higby. We cannot determine
her sentiments about religion nor even about the "tender
passion". Once we thought we had discovered that
she had a "Prince Charming" but she says "No".
Grafton West Virginia
How deceiving this little maid is! To look at her,
with her shy glances and her demure ways, no one would
think that she sit?- in class and "takes" the teachers.
Her class mates have not, as yet, been able to decide
whether she is merely developing her talent as a por-
trait painter, or that, loving her school work as she does,
she wants the pictures to dream of in after years.
Minnie has not told us yet, but we live in the hope that
she will end our suspense before commencement.
J. W. KERBY,
Mr. Kerby is one of the most talkative members
of our class. He has been known to speak twice in one
day. It's an actual fact. His chief joy in life is ad-
vanced history which he dearly loves (out of his sight).
When we come to this young lady we are indeed
too full for utterance. Never in all the history of her
school life has she done anything displeasing in the
sight of the powers that be. Nay, verily, for they have
proclaimed her a "joy forever". She always knows
her lessons, and can express their contents in the clearest
and purest of diction. We are expecting to see her
name writtien high in the honor roll of the Sorbonne
or Leipzig University before she is satisfied to rest from
her educational labors.
"Here's to the prettiest
Here's to the wittiest .
Here's to the truest of all who are true.
Here's to the neatest one
Here's to the sweetest one
Here's to them all in one — Here's to you.
Fairview. . .West Virginia
Yes, you should notice her smile. You would
immediately decide that it was a love case — minus the
man. But Hattie can more than smile. After she
has spent a half hour coaxing her hair to lie smoothly, has
felt of her belt at the back, she can measure you coolly
with her left eye and then you wonder if your great
grand-uncle stole sheep.
My bonnet spreads over the ocean,
My bonnet spreads over the sea;
To merely spread over the pavement;
Is not enough bonnet for me.
LAWRENCE H. MARTIN
Shinnston West Virginia
Dignity thy name is Martin. To know a few things
and to know that he knows them is his chief fault.
Music, to him, hath its charms but athletics is carefully
shunned as being fit only for the undeveloped (among
whom he can in no wise be classed). His school life
has been one continuous round of romances closely in-
terwoven, but no one has °ver found this out yet.
Titian locks, blushes, dimples, smiles
Titian locks, dimples, blushes, smiles,
Titian locks, smiles, dimples, blushes,
Blushes, dimples, smiles and Titian locks.
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West Winfield Pennsylvania
The Good Book says, "A silent woman is the gift
of the Lord." This characterizes Lucy absolutely.
Even Mr. Higby could not get her to talk, though he
strove nobly in that direction for years. Miss Wilcox
will never have to tell Lucy that she talks too much in
the Training School.
Some years age a young, bashful, brown-eyed girl
came to the Normal hoping to drink in some of the
learning said to be poured so freely into the open mouth
of the true seekers. There have been many bright and
joyous days, so Kate's enthusiasm has remained una-
bated. The world shall soon know of her works.
Fairmont West Virginia
This young lady has copper colored hair, topaz
eyes, and a ready wit. She has worried her mother and
her grandmother nearly to death because of her extreme
fondness for Morgantown. Why, she even wears blue
dresses trimmed in gold. One phrase of her industrious-
ness is shown in her favorite quotation; "Man came
first, and after him came woman, and she's been after
him ever since."
HARVEY E. KLINE,
Monongah West Virginia
Harvev was one of the members of Captain Kiddo's
crew and ha c been hung and shot dozens of times. He
is such a wide-awake student and so still and quiet that
he permits his classmates to sleep without interruption.
When he grows a little taller he will make his debut on
the lecture platform with a thoughtful and well pre-
pared spasm on Deduction versus Induction.
FLORIS M. McKINLEY
Lost Creek West Virginia
While words of learned length and thundering sound,
Amzaed the gazing rustics ranged around,
And still they gazed and still the wonder grew,
That one small head could carry all he knew.
Siihrrak!) West Virginia
When looking over the list of faithful, painstaking-
students Mr. Woolley has to pause at the name of
Alma McNemar. She is always found in "one of three
places" unless she is talking to Mary David and of
course that is no matter serious enough to merit squelch-
ing. Rumor has it that Alma expects to teach school
until she becomes wealthy enough to establish an
industrial school for girls.
. West Virginia
H-ere mind is master. No wonder her body has
little time to grow. She can broil a beefsteak to a turn,
play a melody that will transport one to "fields beyond
the swelling floods", tell an excruciatingly funny story,
describe her ideal man, lead Christian Endeavor, ex-
pound the scripture in the Training School, play accom-
paniments for Normal singers and win Mr. Woodley's
KS^: ; '%3
FRANK S. WHITE,
Fairmont West Virginia
By means of close application and a careful study
of human nature Frank has at last acquired the power
of swaying men's souls and many debates has he won
thereby. Some parlimaentary rules he knows too.
This benedict has never been seen at rest, but is always
in a hurry. Why, we do not know. As a penman he
is somewhat ornamental and can sling the ink a little,
but what of that?
Felicissima, pulcherrima, sapientissima Marie Ford!
A tintinnabulating, poetic conversationalist!! A
magnetiferous perscrutatious bookiverous student!!!
A suave, urbane, subrentitious Senior!!!! Verbosity
recommendatory to her preponderant mentality is pre-
posterousness ! ! ! ! She has used all the big words in the
dictionary, and now likes Alex., she sighs for more.
We prophesy that "Maine" will arrive at nothing short
of Marie Correlli's fame in her English work.
Jane Lew West Virginia
"Now, if you're not too busy I just want ask you a
question " This little lady receives more advice to the
square inch than there are rules in the Dormitory, but
strange to relate she just goes ahead and does as she
pleases in spite of it all.
ROY E. NELSON
Here is the joy of our hearts, the apple of our eyes,
the comfort of our old age, Battling Nelson, the champ-
ion heavy (?) weight of the world and also of West
Virginia. Believe me, Kiddo, he is some ball player.
He has for study such a joyousness vat iss..
Lost Creek West Virginia
Yea, her voice is ever soft and low, an excellent
thing for a Normal student if they be not in one of three
places and would avoid a squelching. Freda has been
at the Dormitory long enough to start and gasp when
pumpkin pie and devil's food are mentioned. But still
she faintly remembers the good things to eat at Lost
Davis West Virginia
Let me have men about me that are fat,
Sleek headed men and such as sleep o'nights,
These Normal boys have lean and hungry looks;
They think too much — such ones are dangerous
Spencer West Virginia
Since taking up her abode at the Dorm she has
learned to take squelchings, flirt a little, study less, bear
a flunk bravely and lo! her education in this institution
nears completion. Cupid, indeed has failed to pierce her
armor, but sighs telling of "what might have been"
prove that many have worshipped at her shrine.
West Union. ....... .West Virginia
From the little hamlet of West Union has come to
us this year a very valuable member of our class.
Aside from his faults Ray comes nearly being perfect.
Unfortunately he was born very young and this accounts
for the fact that he is so imperfectly developed physical-
ly. He is a very good student (when watched) and
has studied some mathematics before he came here.
Auburn West Virginia
Some years ago "Peggy" the sweet warbler, came
to Fairmont to get some additional culture, for she had
heard in her far-away country home that the Fairmont
brand was of a superior quality. True, she has gained a
goodly share of the longed-for prize, but better far for
us, she brought an influence into our midst that will
linger long after her songs are forgotten.
Fairmont West Virginia
Once upon a time Virginia mounted a pony and
made as if to ride through Mrs. Morrow's English class-
room, but she came so nearly getting thrown that she
has been content to walk since. We are uncertain
about her future career, but feel certain that she will
not waste her sweetness on the desert air — poetically
Harrisville West Virginia
The I). & E. boys didn't come for the game;
And she worried about it.
She wondered who on earth was to blame;
And she worried about it.
.Mr. Johnston stood all the girls by the wall,
She feared her pride would have a great fall,
For it showed her blouse, her bloomers and all,
And she worried about it. 68
Monongah West Virginia
Ruth is always doing things and she usually works
for the pleasure and comfort of others. Mr. Martin
says that he would rather hear Ruth "stammer the
scale" than to do it himself. Then Ruth must know
that Peg's feet are warm when the Dormitory heater
has struck. Even her enemies must confess that as she
drew the sword in her just defense she used it without
cruelty and sheathed it without revenge.
O. A. WATSON,
Fairmont West Virginia
This pedagogue is somewhat- noted for his ability
as an organizer and has exercised his powers during
the last year as principal of the second ward school.
He claims as his former residence the sunny buckwheat
fields of Preston County.
JOHN W. A VERS,
Waxing efficacious middest congeniality cursorily
adulterated with malapertness this cognoscitive pro-
digy has clambered to incredible elevations of cogniz-
ance. Waiving the aforementioned desideratum, leave
is begged to state that this acquisitor has rendered his
transactions simply non-pareil and his cognomen will
unquestionably be located among the martyrological
recordations. Thru coacervations and coadjutations
he has promulgated numerous results of his recondite
and abstuse ideational processes.
Fairmont West Virginia
This lady is wonderfully talented. She can warble
a ditty, make the dandiest fudge that ever tickeled the
palate of man, and turn out more lesson plans than all
the Senior puts together. Louise has a great fondness
for Ohio vState University, concerning which she often
Fairmont West Virginia
Out of the First Ward the wild news came that
Pearl Scott had decided to "finish the Normal". Im-
mediately each member of the faculty, from the least
to the greatest, began burnishing a set of well-worn
armor and adding a few ideas to their much-used stock.
Pearl arrived and Caesar's "I came, etc." tells her story
with perhaps the exception of Miss Coplin's Eng. 12
Fairmont. . . West Virginia
Amiability is writ large on Maude's countenance.
On all sides one hears remarks about her laughing eyes.
One young man even dared to speak of her "curly eyes
and laughing hair". She always has a good joke to
pass along and better still is always ready to laugh at
some one else's joke. For this virtue may she ever be
"Her voice is ever soft, gentle and low, an excellent
thing in woman. " Only once this year has she failed
to come off victorious. That was when she said Na-
poleon slipped across from Egypt to France, and Mr.
Higby inquired if it were icy.
Fairmont West Virginia
Desse has a fondness, Judas like, for handling the
bag for the Lyceum Society. She has a greater fondness
however, for handling an Orr (oar). Her strong point
is giving lectures on decorum to her sister. One of her
greatest virtues is turning the tide of Mr. Higby's wrath
from the rest of the class by answering all his questions.
Ouite a Lyceumite she be.
Middlebourne West Virginia
"Girls, there is not a bit of fruit on this table-
Wonder if this cereal has worms in it? My heavens
these eggs were laid years ago. There isn't a bit f
cream on this milk. I believe Mrs. Reed has given it
to Mandy. O I wish I was home for breakfast!"
Fairmont West Virginia
Behold in this young lady one of the most aesthe-
tic temperaments in the Senior Class. She has great
Catholicity of taste, however, for it runs the gamut of
emotions from exhilerating literature, some of which
she writes herself, we hear, to divinity and Martha
Washington creams. But good candy, like good liter-
ature, has a cultural value, and Ethel can make both.
E. DALR CURRY,
Lost Creek West Virginia
Here is presented for your tender consideration a
first class, all round athlete. Baseball, basketball,
football— it's all the same to Dale. He has been known
to sigh for the clays gone by — these days were Junior
days, but we won't tell any more. He continually la-
ments the fact that modern methods are doing away with
Latin, his most beloved of all studies. Numerous and
varied have been the prophecies concerning his future
but time alone will tell.
NO RINK JOHNSTON
Fairmont West Virginia
When Norine is wanted, unless she is in "one of
three places" she may be found talking to Dale. Dur-
ing her first weeks at the Normal the teachers could
not decide whether Norine needed some quieting potion,
a serious lecture, or whether she was incurable. They
have at last unanimously declared that since Miss
Ridgley's efforts were futile that she is a hopeless case,
above no 152.
Harrisville West Virginia
This "little bit of a woman" was another in the
poet's mind when he wrote, "Here's to the neatest one"
that characterizes our Ocea to a nicety. No one ever
saw her with so much as one hair out of place. In that
r.espect she is of a surety the model of her class mates.
French Creek, West Virginia
Behold one of the big guns of the Normal artillery!
Verily she has an eye to see, an ear to hear, and a tongue
to abash the evil-doer in the library,. the Dorm, on the
campus, and in various cozy corners. She feareth
neither the mighty nor the weak man, neither does she
show love for any son of Adam. However, to those who
pierce her armor, we predict a wealth of womanly char-
A. L. JONES
Mannington . * . . . . West Virginia
This dignified young man ambled into our midst
one bright day and immediately there arose a great
commotion among the fair sex. A. L. observed the
disturbance wunk his eye and lay low, that's what he
did. At the present writing Jonie is applying himself
to the pursuit of that very elusive thing called wisdom,
but we think he has designs on some fair and radiant
maiden, but we have been bribed to say no more.
Simpson West Virginia
Miss Williams is one of the many popular mem-
bers of the Senior class, and during the period she has
attended Fairmont Normal she has endeared herself to
the hearts of her friends.
Elkins West Virginia
"What are you doing, my pretty maid?"
"I'm talking to Prickett, sir," she said.
"May I go with yon, my pretty maid?"
"I'm going with Prickett, sir" , she said.
C. F. PRICKETT,
Here is presented a follower of Thos. E. Edison in
that he also is an inventor; not only this but he is a
second Mischa Elman and agrees with Shakespeare that
the man who has no music in his soul is fit for all kinds
of meanness. In drawing he has made his mark many
times. But why try to enumerate such a list of accom-
plishments when for further information you need only
to ask Maude.
EFFIE M. HOOVER,
New Cumberland West Virginia
They say, "Murder will out", but for a long time
no one thought Miss Hoover had a single thought be-
yond her lessons and complexion, but at last in an un-
guarded moment she was heard to remark, " I just love
to read 'A Husband by Proxy.'"
Clarksburg ....... West Virginia
The Normal teachers have found in Josephine a
student of the wound-up type. Her ideas are numerous
but when they are exhausted she doesn't stop talking.
However, her giggle is irresistible and she can steal
away one's heart "ere he is aware."
Ye gods! Have ye heard her sing? No songs are
attempted by Bess unless they can boast of the dramatic
element. Outbursts from love-tortured maidens are her
favorite numbers. They have been more fervent since
the arrival of the "Useless Knight of the Knapsack" as
the champion of* the girls at the Dorm.
A. F. JONES
Catawba West Virginia
Jonie is not, as his name implies, the Jonah of our
class but our mascot. He is a horesman of some note
and can ride two ponies at the same time. He is sim-
ply buggy about Caesar, having been known to spend
as much as two minutes on him. On graduating here
Jonie is going to Mt. Union.
Middlebourne .... West Virginia
Miss Merritt's record in the Normal was such that
the faculty compared notes early in the year and un-
animously declared that they must send her away.
They agreed, however, that she might be permitted to
return for the Commencement exercises. Her conduct
since has been such that the community in which she
has worked shows no signs of dissatisfaction at the
(Overheard) "I had two letters from Carter in my
hand — you see I didn't have time to stop at the post-
office yesterday evening — you didn't know Carter cared
for the girls?? Well you're behind the times. He
likes one that's a cinch. Of course Mr. Whaley and I
have good times talking in the hall, but when he spied
those letters — ".
French Creek West Virginia
"Once I had dreams of striking it rich (— — ),
but now I am convinced that the schools of the State
"So nigh is grandeur to our dust,
So near is God to man;
When Duty whispers low, "Thou must",
Kiddy replies, "I can."
Elkins West Virginia
Here's to our little Irish colleen. May she never
lose her jolly spirit. Bertha has good intentions but
we fear she is a trifle lazy; for example: when the girls
at the Dorm were talking about their first meal in their
"cottage for two" Bertha said, "Well, I don't intend to
cook the first meal. We'll take ours at the hotel."
Mannington West Virginia
''A noble woman, fitly planned
To warn, to comfort, and command."
The life of this Senior has been a busy and useful
one, tho' she has found time to smile indulgently on
various M. D's, but the straw that broke the camel's
back was a cheese straw. Tocie is fond of chocolates,
but one doctor has learned to his sorrow not to prescribe
substitutes of the Simber°:er brand.
Fairmont West Virginia
The star of success shines on her Normal course.
She is popular, hence she is a leader. She does not
study all the time, but when the teacher gets unruly
she just uses her smile a little more and she gets through.
Her fond classmates have often wondered whether she
has ever been the prey of Cupid. Many young men
have made us think so.
WEST MAN LEY,
Fairmont West Virginia
This is the most lovable boy (that is, can stand the
most loving) of any one in the elas.s His musical tal-
ent has led him into many arguments and discussions.
At present he is occupied with the cadenza. In all his
school life he has never done a wrong act or at least he
has never been caught which he says is just the same.
He was a pretty baby.
Fairmont West Virginia
His is the soul of wit. At times he is seen shaking
with suppressed laughter. He is a product of the Fair-
mont High School. His favorite study is German, as
you can tell by looking on his noble countenance.
Brooks is Miss Stalnaker"s favorite (so he says). No,
girls, he has never been kissed.
Fairmont West Virginia
Bob of the sunny smile is some more French
student but he likes a partner in getting up his lessons.
He is not ox-eyed but looks more like peroxide. At
one time he was related to the kings of England, but
is not now. When Bob first meandered into our midst
there was much speculation as to what sort of a fellow
he was. Some said he was a heart-smasher, others an
athlete, a linguist, et cetera but we all agree that he is
some cute kid.
Grafton West Virginia
To look at her no one would dream that she ever
lost her serene look but when she gets righteously in-
dignant you can tell by her look that she will do things.
We hope that she will not join the "Woman's Rights"
movement for if she does women will just have to vote.
Fairmont West Virginia
This fair-haired lad hails from the renowned Fair-
mont High School. The girls say that he fully lives up
to first inpressions. Bill is some basketball player.
He is always on the square and when needed is mostly
'round. His career so far has been very varied and he
has had experience in several lines of work. He has an
imagination equal to that of the illustrious Poe.
SENIOR CLASS HISTORY
In ye middle of yc ninth month of ye year of 1908 there gathered at ye Normal School a great multi-
tude of Freshlymen greatly desireth of absorbing much knowledge. And they did say to all whom they
met, "Show unto us ye office of ye President that we may give and bequeathe unto him two shekles that
we may become seekers after knowledge."
Then it came to pass that a youth, comely and pleasing to look upon, one Rogers, surnamed Jolly,
led us up many courses of steps and showed us into ye office of ye President. We entered and stood in the
presence of a handsome man, and he opened his mouth and spake, "Young people, ye are the salt of the
earth, et cetera, and I am frankly glad to see you."
Here we bade farewell to our two shekels. Then the President again opened his mouth and spake,
"Verily, verily, 'I say unto you, for a class teacher I will give unto you one Stooksber/y, surnamed Carl,
Go thou and see him."
We departed, and going to room 14 beheld Stooksberry, chief officer unto the king. He said unto us,
"Hath the name of Mt. Union ever come unto thine ears?" And in one voice we replied, "Nay, nay."
Thereupon he said, "Too bad, very muchly too bad. Come hither tomorrow and I will relate unto you the
marvelous deeds I performed there.'
Such was ye entrance of ye class of 191 2 into ye Normal school. And these were the Freshmen of
1908 who came in from the summer vacation as the Sophomore Cla. c s. As Freshmen they made an envi-
able record, but a? Sophomores they stood head and shoulders above any former Sophomore cla^s. As
Juniors they even bettered the records made as Sophomores. The boys and girls made great reputations
in their athletics and literary work. Now as Seniors we are looked upon as the best class in the school
and Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors fall at our feet and worship and ask our advice on weighty matters
Our class has the distinction of having for one of its members the original Gibson Girl.
In athletics, Seniors were especially prominent. We were well represented in football; five of the
seven men on the basketball squad were Seniors; the majority of the men on the baseball team were
Seniors; and more than half the girls' basketball team were Seniors.
We would like to give this bit of advice to those who follow us, as we 'found it very helpful. When you
are feeling blue and discouraged, go and take a look at our:
Little molecule man,
Who smiles as hard as e'er he can.
Then go thou and do likewise.
We have had our troubles; kicked on the Faculty; knocked on two presidents; we have grumbled
and groaned, growled and grouched, only to forget it in a day or two. And despite all this we are not a
class of knockers, but have always worked for the good of the school.
Now may it be said of us as we go out into the world," Well done thou good and faithful Seniors, you
have been faithful over a few things; I will make you ruler over many things, especially the schools of
(J. L. B.)
vSENIOR CLASS OFFICERS
W. E. Buckey
. Nan Cox
E. Dale Curry
. F. M. McKinlEy
John L. Bock
C. E. StocksdalE
Colors — Maroon and White
Class Flower — Carnation
" Volens et Potens'
Barnes, Virginia Kathryn
Bartlett, Myrtle Ocea
Byers, Minnie Katherine
David, Mary Elmira
Edwards, Oscar L.
Ford, Mary Kathryn
Fuggy, Grace Lillian .
Gibson, Lucy May
Gray, Alt a Margaret
Hall, Hattie Rebecca
Hannah, Vesta Clio
Hardesty, Anna Caroline
Heflin, Virginia Leora
Hoult, Ethel Louise
Hughes, Fannie Maude
Hustead, Ivy Ina
Ladwig, Freoa Glenn
Lloyd, Sarah Louise
Mann, Letha BlyE
Martin, Lawrence Herschel
Moore, Margaret Deo Tocie
Moore, Lloyd Everett
Miller, Grace Annette
Moyle, Bertha Veronica
McKelvey, Alice Nelson
McKinney, Myrtle Margaret
Osborne, Elizabeth Delilah
Parrack, Cecil Alison
Peppers, Nell Margaret
Prickett, Carl Floyd
Rees, Elsie Hofmann
Righter, Willa Morris
Romine, John Ransel
Ice, Milla Dorothy
Jones, Arthur Lane
Kerby, James Warner
Kiddy, Lura Blanche
Larew, Ivy Raye
Russell, Helen Hack
Smith, Catherine Jessie
Stanhagen, William Horchler
Stockdale, Charles Ellsworth
Vance, Mabel Blanche
Williams, Elizabeth Evans
Yoho, Eula Lee
Bock, John Linde
Martin, Harry Thurman
Will be graduated on or before February i, 1913.
Jones, Albert Fay
Morrow, Alvin Reid
Richards, John Robert
Smith, Charles Ray
Whaley, Ellis Burton
Zinn, Larence Hale
O. A. Watson
UhLxV nnjufJ*- ?
On the campus when the sun was low,
All sparkling lay the untrodden snow
And dark as midnight was the flow
Of the river rolling rapidly.
But the Dorm girls saw a different sight
When the clock struck two at the dead of night
Commanding fires for the feast to light
The darkness of the scenery.
With plate and platter undismayed
Each feaster slid from shade to shade ;
And came as if for night arrayed
To join the secret revelry.
Soft shook the halls with noises riven,
They crept as if to battle driven;
Then louder were some signals given
And much they feared detection.
Then through the halls some dozens crept
And they, while their companions slept,
Their lone but pleasing vigil kept ;
So far had all gone well.
But so it goes; gay spirits on
They bolder grew; discreticn gone,
And e'en before the break of dawn
One third their number's caught.
But fainter yet their light shall glow
When this dire trick their elders know,
And thundering shall a torrent flow
O'er all these gay young prowlers.
'Tis morn — but scarce yon level sun
Had a new day his work begun,
When furious as some fiery Hun
Roared forth their final sentence.
The plot here deepens — with fright half dead
With grief were many eyes made red,
And many barrels of tears were shed.
Oh! Mercy for these culprits.
The statue of liberty shed a tear,
The dove of peace came hovering near
Humanity softened and leant an ear
And the American eagle fasted.
Time wore itself along slowly,
Their sinking spirits drooped lowly;
And then — by all that's real holy
These victims, they were freed.
Now, since the action's fully o'er,
Good fairies bring them ample store
This thing they all will do no more
And now they're good as ever.
Here you gaze upon the presi-
dent of our wonderful class. Aside
from his executive duties our
beloved chief finds time to win
honors in athletics. Our class
would be incomplete without Jay.
Mannington . .West Virginia
Aubrey is a student, too
Forgot more than some people
If some lazy one has shirked
And his problems has not
Aubrey works them P. D. O.
Flemington . . West Virginia
Miss Allen is sometimes called
Helen, for short — her stature de-
manding such. She is noted for
her good grades, bright smile, and
numerous love affairs.
Masontown . West Virginia
Harry just comes to school
in the morning and just goes back
home at night and all evening he
just studies and studies(except
on Friday night). And what
grades he does make! His favorite
quotation is, "Never again".
TRIXIE CATHERINE CLELLAN
Catawba . . West Virginia
This little girl has a temper
with which it is not safe to meddle.
She is very fond of good literature
especially Scott's Ivanhoe (Arnett)
MABEL I). LOWE
Fairmont. . .West Virginia
What marvelous talent she
does possess for one of her tender
years. Verily, it is woman's lot
to be wooed and won.
CARRIE M. HARPER
Davis .... West Virginia
I never knew so young a
person with so wise a head.
Auburn . . . West Virginia
Willis is one of our good look-
ing juniors who is on a diligent
search for a girl. He seems to
have explored every county, but
has not yet found one. Here's
Earl .... West Virginia
Once in the remote past a
little eirl got her face washed and
trotted away to school. Then
she grew in wisdom and finally
entered the F. S. N. S. Now she
studies Latin and plays basket-
Enterprise . . West Virginia
What would we do without
Mary? She is a faithful friend
to all. Her kindness extends not
only to her own friends, but to
her brother's friends as well.
Boothsville . .West Virginia
Frank always wears a sunny
smile which he bestows impartially
on all. This same impartially
is shown in his rather frequent
trips to the Dormitory. His
greatest pleasure lies in making
JESSIE BERYL PRICE
Fairview . West Virginia
Being young and innocent
she was named Jessie. Now she
is tall and stately and very digni-
fied, except at a basketball game.
Then she looses all dignity and
goes in for rooting.
ADA E. WILSON
Harrisville . West Virginia
"Where is my French 5 " is a
question one often hears Ada ask.
While her fondness for this langu-
age is very evident, yet to those
who know her best, this question
has a double meaning.
ARTHUR J. GARRETT
Fairmont. . West Virginia
Here's to Arthur, who has'nt a
As long as he's here and his
books are there ;
vSleeping and loafing — his days
For which flunks and mere
passes are poor compen-
1 HOMER BELL
Auburn . . . West Virginia
This young(?) man is always
present class meeting and takes
an active part in everything that
concerns the class. Salem has
some attractions for Homer.
F. GLENN HALL
Fairmont. . West Virignia
Glenn is always in a good
humor and seldom talks anything"
but business. Seldom he smiles
and then 'tis purely accidental.
Bald Knob . . West Virginia
"I would be trebled twenty
HAZEL M. SHEETS
Lost Creek . . West Virginia
Hazel is making preparations
to become a teacher. However,
her great interest in china-painting
causes us to think that she has
other plans for the future.
Fairmont. . . West Virginia
Mar)' seldom talks and when
she does it is in so soft a tone and
with so sweet a smile that you
think you are dreaming.
Her aim is to be "Rich."
Cupton . West Virginia
Presly eschews all evil and
many good things including pipes
and co-eds. He speaks only after
mature deliberation. He always
avoids the girls and he says he
is never dead broke.
LLOYD T. TUSTIN
Alvy .... West Virginia
Not much is known of Lloyd's
early history. He was first seen
cautiously making his way to-
wards the Normal. He is natur-
ally sly and cunning.
Jane Lew . . West Virginia
Lester is very studious and
is consequently the pride of all
her teachers. However, she finds
time to answer her telephone calls
promptly and never neglects her
Fairmont. . . West Virginia
Laura has a great desire to
get through the Normal sometime
but still she believes in Mr. Wood-
ley's principle that we should not
let our desire govern us entirely.
Independence . W 7 est Virginia
Ray can always be relied
upon in Literary Society, Y. W. C.
A., and in a jolly crowd. He is
a firm believer in woman suffrage.
C. K. ROMESBURG
Clifton Mills . West Virginia
I am nature's summon to the dawn ;
I dare believe that were I
The East would sleep
And night would still reign on.
Fairmont . . West Virginia
"Who ehooseth me shall get as
much as he deserves."
WORTHINGTON . . WEST VIRGINIA
Georgia is one of the jolliest
girls in the class, and is especially
noted for her droll remarks. She
eomtemplates entering the teach-
ing profession, and we predict
that she will be very successful
in this work.
WALTER H. MORAN
Fairmont. . . West Virginia
Walter is such a bright stu-
dent that the facutly has almost
decided to change his initials from
W. H. to A. A.
JUNIOR CLASS HISTORY
In the fall of 1909 there came to Fairmont a great body of young people from the many valleys and
hillsides of our mountain state who, for their first time, enrolled as students of the Fairmont State Normal.
Soon, following the example of the other classes, these promising and intelligent young people met and
formed an organization which has since been known as The Class of 191 3.
Then we were Freshmen. Now we are Juniors and, as a class, are respected by the Sophomores,
admired by the Freshmen and wondered at by the Seniors.
To write anything like a complete history of this remarkable class would be to write a history of the
Fairmont Normal School from the year 1909 to the present time; for since their coming the members
of the class of 1913 have taken active part in everything pertaining to the welfare and development of
During the first year of our stay here in the Normal we had many difficulties to overcome and many
battles to fight. But at last, in the spring of 1910 in that memorable fight on the campus we completely
crushed the haughty spirit of the upper classes and compelled them to recognize us as one of the leading
forces of the institution. It was then that our career, as a factor in the school, began.
Since that time our class has accomplished much in all the phases of school life, Not, as it were, by
leaps and bounds, but by diligent and persistent effort. For we were ever conscious of the fact that
The heights by great men, reached and kept,
Were not attained by sudden flight;
But they while their companions slept,
Were toiling upward in the night.
In scholarship we are not surpassed by any in the school. Many of the Junior boys and girls are act-
ively engaged in the work of the literary societies. In athletics many of our members have carried off
honors for themselves and won fame for the school. The class of '13 has been well represented in football,
baseball and basketball, furnishing some of the best players on the teams.
Last year, in the class league, our basketball team took second place in a close struggle with the
champions of 191 1. This year the Juniors won the championship in the contest for the cup offered by
Mr. Toothman to the team winning two successive years.
Now as our third year is nearing its close we are looking forward with great anticipation to the time
when we shall step up and take our places as Seniors. We look back over our past with a just feeling of
pride and satisfaction, which can be realized only by one whose success has been due to much hard and
persistant labor. For the future we can see nothing but opportunity for greater achievement and the
further realization of our hopes: — that we may go out from this institution better prepared to meet and
solve the life problems, which will confront us; and by so doing render a service, which we as citizens,
owe to our state and nation.
A. C. H.
SOPHOMORE CLASS HISTORY
There shall never be one lost good !
What was shall live as before;
The evil is null, is naught, is silence implying sound;
What was good shall be good, with,
for evil so much good more;
On earth the broken arcs; in the heaven
a perfect round.
— Robert Browning.
In the autumn of 1910 there came to Fairmont about seventy or eighty boys and girls, from the north-
ern section of West Virginis, and enrolled as Freshmen in the Fairmont State Normal School. Now this
group of students, with others that have entered since, are Sophomores. Next year we shall be Juniors,
and most of us expect sometime to be Seniors and finally graduates from this school. There are those
among us who will, no doubt, not only finish the work here, but will go on to some college or university
where they will be still better prepared for true-citizenship. And again there are, perhaps, those among
us who have fond hopes of becoming scientists, orators, great teachers, and statesmen, thus making
themselves known in the affairs of the nations.
The dreams of some of the students of the Sophomore, Class may never be realized but it matters
not, Emerson said, "Hitch your wagon to a star," and we firmly believe that high ideals are the makers
of good and eniment men as rmieh as are books and schools. We therefore have decided to throw back
our shoulders, heave high our chests, and sprint for the goal.
We as Sophomores stand and have stood for the things of life that are good; for the things that go
to make up useful, noble life. We as students stand for fair, honest work; good, clean athletics; and
progressive, achieving literary Societies. With these ideals in view we expect to make the present Sopho-
more Class, the strongest, the noblest, and the most successful class that ever met, and conquereed the
problems that arise in the old F. S. N. S. The opening of the football season of 191 1 and the beginnin
of our history as Sohpomores found us on the field striving for our places on the football team that won
more honors for our school than had any team in its previous existence. The close of the season found
us still on the field, not as contestants but as partakers in the honors won by our beloved champions of
i y i i. We were not able to do very much in basketball this year, but we hope to be well represented next
year, however, our class furnished a "forward" for the girls regular team and we easily won second place
in the class league. The baseball season is now opening and our boys are out in their uniforms, showing
the spirit of our class. Already we have the "battery" and two "fielders" of the first team to our credit
and are sure of having a man or two on the second team.
We as a class realize that effeciency in athletics is not the highest attainment that we should desire,
but to accomplish results in any line of work is evidence that we have ability to do things, which is the
first requisite of a successful man or woman. If you will search our records you will find that we have been
working in other fields.
There is not an office in the literary societies that some member of our class has not held; we have
officers in the Y. M. C. A. ; the leader of the orchestra is a Sophomore, and even officers in the Student Body
Association, supposed to be inherited by the Senior Class, have descended, as they would sav, to Sopho-
mores. "Let us therefore boldly face the life of strife resolute to do our duty well and manfully; resolute
to uphold righteousness by word and by deed; resolute to be both honest and brave, to serve high ideals,
yet to use practical methods."
President . . .......... Ivanhoe Arnett
Vice-President . . . . . . . . . . . J. H. ColEbank
Secretary . .......... Thf.i.ma Swisher
Doorkeeper ........... Claude Whaeey
Historian ........... Henrietta Horner
Rip Rah! Rip Rah! Rip Rah Rack!
Sophomore! Sophomore! Orange and Black!
Rah! Rah! Rah! Rah! We'll be seen
We are the Class of 1914.
Colors — Orange and Black
FRESHMEN CLASS HISTORY
Our Freshmen class has an enrollment of one hundred and fifty students. The class is represented
by some of the best young men and women, from twenty-five counties of the State. We sincerely believe
that the graduating class of 1915 will be the strongest class that ever graduated from the Fairmont State
Although, our Basketball team did not win the championship this year, we had the satisfaction of
winning two games; one from the Sophomores and one from the Seniors. Thus, tying the Seniors for
third place. This is the first time that a team, representing the Freshmen class, has won a game for four
years. Prospects for a good class team, and for our having representatives on the first team next year,
are very promising.
At last the year has drawn to a close. The one that looked so long and dreary last fall when we had
forebodings of low grades and those "E's" which mean "Flunk."
But now, that these forebodings are past, we may look on the bright side all of things, and can say
without the shadow of a doubt, that we shall be Sophomores next year.
Students of the Freshmen class, occupy important position in the societies and clubs of the school.
In many instances they have equal footing with the upper classmen.
We, as a class, appreciate the courtesy and good will, shown to us by the members of the faculty.
and our fellow students during the past year.
In life's early morning,
In manhood's firm pride,
Let this be your motto
Your footsteps to guide:
In storm and in sunshine,
We'll onward and conquer
And never say fail!
— Edna Sturm
FRESHMAN CLASS OFFICERS
H. S. Shaver
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STUDENT BODY OFFICERS
STUDENT BODY OFFICERS
President . . . . . E. Dale Curry
Vice-President .... .... J. H. Colebank
Secretary ................ Elsie REESE
Exec. Com. and Treasurer . . . . . . . ... . Jay SnodERLY
Exec. Com. . . ..... John L. Bock
Exec. Com. . . . . . . . . . . . . Louise Lloyd
Big Chief .
E. Dale Curry
Paul Wat kins
Ulysses A. Knapp
J. H. Colebank
J ay Snoderly
[. R. Romine
A. F. [ones.
"Irish " Kennedy
" Jew" Hildreth
In the fall of 1907 a small crowd of boys were standing on the corner of 5th Street and Fairmont
Avenue telling thrilling stories and eating forbidden fruit. While they were talking about past adventures,
especially of that evening, one of their crowd suggested organizing a club that would keep things stirring
around the old Normal. In a chorus every one shouted "fine" and then and there at a late hour in the
night the old Normal had a new organization known as the H. R's. At that time and since boys have
been taken in that will stand by the motto of this organization, "Keep busy and have something doing
F. S. N. S. ORCHESTRA
Aloys B. Stenger
. C. F. Prickett
. C. E. Stockdale
. Herschel B. Ice
. John Toothman
Lawrence H. Martin
. Earl Fortney
Director . . A. W. Martin
I". S. X. S ORCHESTRA.
Y. W.'C. A.
. Ruby Hall
Mrs. N. R. C. Morrow
Mrs. Flora Reed
"Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the Ford of Hosts".
V. W. C. A.
Secretary and Treasurer
. Helen Allen
. Bertha Moyle
HIGH SCHOOL CLUJ
(lo'w weVe gettin! at it*'
S. D. P/S
ORGANIZED 191 1.
President ............. Alice McKelvEy
Vice-President . . ■ . . . . . . . . . . Lester Jackson.
Secretary .............. Vevia Elliott
Treasurer . ......... . Madge Barnes
Door-keeper ............ Florence Keller
Mary Barnes Vevia Elliott
Beulah Barr Nelle Woodwork
Blanche Lawson Lois Scrannage
Florence Keller Norine Johnston
Maude Bailey Carrie Hart
Henrietta Horner Alice McKelvEy
Lester Jackson Dezzie Lawson
Mary Laulis Bertha Moyle
Allie Duncan Merrill Stewart
Colors — Old Gold, Furple, and Green
S. I). 1 J S.
Colors — Maroon and Navv Blue.
Flower — Red Rose
Dies praesentum fruere."
T. B. C
President .............. JESSIE PRICE
Vice-President ............. Reubey Hall
Secretary .............. Edna Sturm
Treasurer ............. Martha STEALEY
Doorkeeper . . . . . . . . Myrtle Anderson
Jessie Price Minnie Byers
Renbey Hall LucilEE Laird
Edna Sturm Elizabeth Williams
Florence White Eula Yoho
Mabel McIntire Elizabeth Hienzman
Martha Stealey Katherine Maxwell
Grace Miller Katherine Smith
1872 LYCEUM LITERARY SOCIETY- 1 91 2
1 'ice- President
Sic Itur Ad Astra — thus is immortality gained.
C. E. Stockdale
L. H. Martin
C. H. Colkbank
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MOZART LITERARY SOCIETY OFFICERS
A Dorm (t'irU "M e ^o M es op +Ht P/»st."
Xj M \o< dL n
The 191 i football team represented the Normal as well as it has been represented heretofore, in that
field of athletics.
Mr. Bailey, a graduate of Bethany College, W. Ya., had charge of the team and the results were very
satisfactory considering the amount of material and enthusiasm which was in evidence.
The team was light, averaging 165 pounds, but there was speed which was shown in the majority
The schedule was small, but every game was a big one as far as we were concerned. Owing to the
death of one of their players we did not meet our old rivals, the Davis and Elkins College, from Rlkins, W.
Prospects are good for a heavier and better team in 1912.
The following was probably the strongest line-up of the season.
Left End ......... Cobun
Left Tackle ......... Moorh
Left Guard . . . . . . ... .Orr
Center ........ Watkins
Right Guard ...... (Capt) Prickett
Right Tackle ....... Colebank
Right Etui ........ Morrow
Quarter Back . . . . . . . . Morgan
Left Half Back . (Mgr) Garret
Right Half Back -. Curry
!■' nil Back ......... Israel
Laulis Wiialey Powell Manley Shaver Cornwall Burr
Normal — 1 1
Broaddus College — 10
Normal — 23
Shinnstom H. S. — 5
Normal — o
W. V. W. College— o
Normal — o
Waynesburg College — 17
Normal — o
W. Va. University — 19
The Normal basketball team of 1912 made the best record ever made by a team representing the
school in any line of athletics . Our five were strong contestants for the Inter-Collegiate State Champion-
In the games played with other schools by the Normal and its closest rival, D & E- College, the
Normal had the advantage of one game over D. & E. College. However, a third game was arranged with
D. & E. to be played on a neutral floor, the Fairmont Y. M. C. A. floor, but owing to educational meetings
being held on that date Mr. Woodley thought it best not have this game. Thus the Normal withdrew in
favor of its rivals.
Out of the ten games played, seven were victories for the Normal. Five games « r ^re on the local floor
and five abroad.
The team was light, but had considerable speed and a knowledge of team work which was much in
evidence throughout the season.
Everything looks good for a fast team in 19 13.
Right Forward ........ Morgan
Left Forward ....... Morrow
Center . . . . . . . . Curry
Right Guard . . . . . (Capt) Snoderly
Left Guard . . . . . Garret
Guard . . BuckEy Forward . . Crowe
Normal — 38 Alumni — 15
Normal — 17 Salem College — 33
Normal — 35 W. V. U. Sophs 15
Normal — 39 W. V. W. College — 23
Normal — 14 Elkins Y. M. C. A. — 40
Normal — 11 D. & E. College — 22
Normal — 26 Salem College — 16
Normal — 18 Shepherd College — 15
Normal — 37 D. & E. College — 20
Normal — t,t, W. V. W. College — 21
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FIRST TEAM GIRLS BASKBTBAL,L
Because of many interruptions and loss of players the Girls' Basketball team did not make the show-
ing it otherwise woidd have made, but through the earnest efforts of Miss Casseday, who was coach, and
the interest manifested by the players, the team took a decided brace, and near the close of the season
played an admirable game.
Four games were played, two on the local floor and two abroad. Of the number of games played,
three were lost, but the total number of points for the Normal were 40 and for the opponents 38.
Forward ........ Letha Mann
Forward . . . . . . . Grace Vahorn
Center ....... Carrie Barr
Guard Manager . . . . . . Florence Keller
Guard Captam ....... Vevia Elliott
Coach ....... Miss Casseday
Salem College — 11 Normal — ig
Salem College — 10 Normal — 5
Weston High School — 8 Normal — 6
Weston High School — 9 Normal — 20
CLASS BASKETBALL LEAGUE
Through the kindness of Mr. Glenn Toothman, of the class of 191 i, the classes have another cup to
strive for. The class leading the league two successive years becomes owner of the cup.
The class of 191 3 succeeded in winning the cup this season and will undoubtedly fight hard for per-
manent possession next year.
(Mgr) W ATKINS
STANDING OF THE TEAMS
2 2 2
SENIOR BASKETBALL TEAM
GIRLS SENIOR BASKETBALL TEAM
JUNIOR BASKETBALL TEAM
girls' junior basketball team
SOPHOMORE BASKETBALL TEAM
Prospects are bright for a fast team this season, as there are several of last year's team remaining,
and according to Manager Bock the new material is very promising.
Infield tryouts: Bock, Harmer, Basil, Snoderly, Buckey, Morrow, Carter, Fetty, and Whaley.
Outfield tryouts: Morgan, Colebank, Garrett, Jackson, and Curry.
Games are being arranged with such teams as D. & E. College, W. V. W. College, Waynesburg College,
Broaddus College, West Liberty Normal, Shinnston High School and Salem College.
Little has been done in track work at the Normal during the past two or three years but as we have
entered a team to compete in a Track meet at Buckhannon, W. Va., sometime in May, enthusiasm along
that line is sure to take a brace.
"tr\ N \ ^^^o ,:
MAMMA f S STORY AS HEARD BY JI1MIE AND ME
THE FAMILY was seated around the evening fire, father burried in his paper near the lamp and
mother knitting in her accustomed corner. We two younger members of the family were seated
at her side, not from choice, however, as we had been pinned to her apron as a punishment for
some of the multifarious crimes incident to childhood.
It certainly is a great punishment to so restrict the movements of two energetic boys; but our punish-
ment on this occasion was made easier to bear since we, not being content with scowling at eachother as
a substitute for quarreling, united our entreaties to mother for a story. After considerable teasing on
our part mother began: —
When I was a little girl I lived with my parents in a small log house surrounded by great forests in
which were many fierce, wild animals. It was not even safe for grown people to be out after dark and chil-
dren were sometimes destroyed even in daylight if they wandered from their home into the forest.
I attended school during the winter, in a little log school house about a mile from home and was
usually accompanied to and from school by larger children who lived much farther away than I and who
passed my home on their way to school.
One afternoon I lingered near the school to play with some other children, thinking I would be able
to overtake those with whom I usually walked home. But I stayed longer than I intended and when at
length I started for home I found my comrades were already out of sight and hearing and that I cordd not
possibly -overtake them. However, I was not frightened for although it was growing late, the road was good
and I knew I could reach home before dark. So walking and running by turns, I pursued my way home-
wards in high spirits and had already passed more than half the distance when I heard what sounded like
a child crying some distance away in the forest. Thinking it might be some lost child I stopped and
called; soon an answer was returned which indeed sounded like^a child's voice, weakened by crying. I
called again, and again an answer was returned, this time a little nearer. So I continued to call and the
answer came nearer and nearer. But suddenly rembering that father had once told me that panthers
would answer calls in this way in order to lure victims to them, I became frightened and again set out
for home as fast as I could run.
I could hear the cries behind me, however, and looking back, I saw a large cat-like animal with a
long gaunt body and shining eyes, following in long springing bounds. Though I had never seen a pan-
ther, I felt sure this was one, and my terror helped me to run faster, Yet the animal gained on me rap-
idly and I saw that it must overtake me long before I should reach home if its rapid pace was not hindered.
Could I stop it even for. a short time I might gain enough upon it to reach home in safety. But what
could I do?
While pondering this question, I accidently dropped my dinner basket and left it lying in the road
When the panther came to the basket he stopped, sniffed suspiciously for a moment, then suddently
sprang upon it and tore it to pieces. Then devouring greedily the fat meat which remained of my dinner,
he continued the pursuit with increased speed. But I had gained some distance by this delay and my
courage returning some what, I kept up my pace well. But I was warm from running and my cloak hin-
dering me, I dropped my books and unbuttoning my cloak as I ran, took it off and dropped it in the road.
The panther served both the books and the cloak as he had the dinner basket but was delayed much longer
as these were not so easily torn to pieces. In like manner I dropped my apron and my hood which served
to delay the beast for some time but did not, however, prevent his gaining upon me. As I had now
thrown down my last available article and besides was faint from running and want of breath, the animal
gained faster than ever and at last was so close that I could hear his quick, sharp breathing and his claws
scraping in the hard packed snow. I was almost within shouting distance of home, yet I knew it would
be useless to shout as the panther would tear me to pieces as he had the articles I had thrown down in the
road, long before assistance could arrive.
I expected every minute to feel it spring upon me and knew that resistance would be useless, but
remembering that father had once told me that a panther would not spring upon a person who would face
it and look it steadily in the eye, and determining to try this as a last resource, I faced about so quickly
that the panther sprang backward, probably suspecting a trap. Crouching close to the ground and
thrashing violently with his tail, he watched me closely, all the while moving nervously, like a cat about to
spring upon a mouse. Thus we stood for some time eyeing each other, but finally I perceived that gradu-
ally he was creeping closer; now he prepared to spring; then giving up all hope, with a scream I sank
upon the ground.
Just then two tierce barks sounded almost simultaneously close behind me and our two big dogs, the
best hunters in the country, rushed past me toward the beast, which with a blood-curdling scream sprang
up a nearby tree just in time to escape the avenging fangs of the foremost dog.
The dogs lying at home had scented the panther and following their natural instinct, had set out on the
hunt and thus saved my life.
"Mamma, I'm awful glad that panther didn't catch you," I said heaving a sleepy sigh.
"Yes, so'm I", said Jimmie. "Mamma, who'd abeen our mamma if you'd a been killed?"
"Indeed I don't know dear", said mother with a curious twinkle in her eye.
But Jimmie was not yet satisfied. There was something that puzzled him, though his mind was
murky and his eyelids hung half way over his eyes.
"Mamma, would that other woman have pinned us to her apron and told us stories at night?"
Mother only smiled and removed the pins that held us to her; but Jimmie did not know, for he was
playing hide-and-seek in dream-land, while his curley head lay snugly in mother's lap where, I am told,
my curly head soon after rested upon it while I, in a different dream-land, was chasing panthers through
endless woods and gathering honeysuckles in the snow.
C. A. P.
Parrack: "So you met with the cop. He claims he arrested you."
Cornwell : "Oh! the boastah ! It's tvvue he wumpled my cvvavat dweadfully, but when it was all
ovah his collah was fwightfully wilted."
Colebank: "What is brie-a-brac?"
Grady Morgan: "Junk that's got into society."
If Miss Prichard wanted to be baptised would Dad E- Mercer?
Woman auctioneer in front of the courthouse: "Come now gentlemen; get started. All I want is
Mr. Higby (wishing to speak to Mary David after class) Miss David, "May I hold you a few minutes
Of all sad words that give us sorrow,
The saddiest are these: "Written test tomorrow."
"Do you really think I am your real affinity? "asked Soloman's 985th wife coquettishly.
"My dear" said the wisest guy, "You are one in a thousand."
And he got away with it, too.
Buckey: "Woman is a conundrum."
Morrow: "And yet man never wants to give her up."
Beulah says her face is her fortune. How interesting! Made it herself, too.
Scene: P. S. N. S.
He: "Is that you, darling?"
Dorm-siren: "Yes, who is that?"?
If Nervy got lost would Newt Hunter?
Mr. Woodley: "This A. M. when I was coming up the stairs Miss Casseday said this to me— I scarce-
ly know how to interpret it. "Mr. Woodley, will you announce in chapel that the Freshmen girls need
three more men for their basketball team?"
Prof. Mercer (in algebra class) "Now, ladies and gentlemen, you see that X o."
Voice, sleepily from the rear of the room — "Now, all that work for nothing."
Mr. Higby: "How would you make plain to children the idea of the following: — the Euphrates
River, the Sphinx, — "
Mr. Fetty: "Is that the Sphinx River?"
Mr. Migby: "I sphinx not."
Miss Prichard (in literature class) : "Mr. Kline, you may tell the class some of the signs of spring."
Mr. Kline: "I only know one."
Miss Prichard: "Well, what is it?"
Mr. Kline: "In the spring a young man's fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love."
"Vir et uxor had um fight,
Vir get ebrius, out all night;
> Donum venit semi-somnus.
Wifie meet him um non kissum."
Miss Prichard (in English class): "What was a Mediaeval Palmist?"
Mr. Whaley and Mr. Manley (in one voice) : "A fortune teller."
Mr. Powell: "Conductor, which end of the car shall I get off of?"
Conductor: "Oh, it's immaterial to me; they both stop."
Mr. Rogers: "Can any one tell me how iron was first discovered?"
Miss Heflin : "I always understood that they smelt it."
Mr. Edwards: "Doesn't it ever make you sick going up and down this elevator so much.
Elevator Boy: "Yes."
Edwards: "So much motion, I suppose."
Elevator Boy: "No."
Edwards: "It's the stopping then I reckon."
Elevator Boy: "No."
Edwards: "Then what is it?"
Elevator Boy: "The questions."
Miss Russell (reading): "This sailor must have been a bit of an acrobat."
Miss Mann: "Why, how's that, Helen?"
Miss Russell: "The book says that having lit his pipe he sat down on his chest."
If the Loop Park car jumped the track would the Coon Hollow?
Rube: "That girl is a croquette."
City Guy (laughingly): "Why do you say that?"
Rube: "Because she's made of good stuff."
Mary Ford: "Mr. Higby, are we really animals?"
Mr. Higby: "Thai's what psychologists say."
Mary: "May I ask another question?"
Mr. Higby: "Certainly."
Mary: "What are domestic animals?"
Mr. Higby: "All animals that do work."
Mary: "Well" (and would you believe it she hasn't spoken to that truthful man since)
If the South side bridge fell in would Coal run?
Captain Prickett has presented the Normal with a new yell. It goes something like this : —
One, two, three, four,
Three, two, or four,
Who are we for —
B-a-a-a-a-ailey ! ! !
vStockdale (to Petty in chaple) : "Say, Petty, I don't like that chapel speaker we have this morning."
Stockdale: "Because he reminds me too much of a wagon wheel."
Petty: "How's that?"
vStockdale: "The longer the spoke the greater the tire."
McKinley says he's doing lots better work this year as it only takes two hours a day of his time ow
to write letters where as it took, an average of six last year in Cozy Conversation.
Mr. Shafer (in methods): "Miss Woodford, what is an engine?"
Miss. Woodford: "Something that has power and push."
Men may be divided into four classes: —
A patriot, one who successfully hooks his wife's clothes.
A martyr, one who makes the endeavor and fails.
A hero, one who refuses to try.
A coward, one who remains single to avoid it.
McKinley (to Miss McKelvey): "Dearest, when I gaze into your soulful eyes, I feel myself trans-
ported into a higher sphere and my heart cries out to you with a great yearning."
Miss McKelvey: Really? How interesting ! !"
Miss Keller (in English class): "There is no pause after hell in my book."
Mr. Rogers: "Oxygen is essential to all animal existence. There could be no life without it. Strange
to say, it was not discovered till about a century ago."
Freshman (interrupting): "But professor, what did they do before it was discovered?"
Mr. Martin (ordering for the club): "Have you any eggs that you can garantee me there are no
no chickens in?"
Grocer (pausing thoughtfully): "Yes, sir; duck eggs."
Teacher in Training School: What is a man o' war?""
Boy : "A cruiser."
Teacher: "What makes it go?"
Boy : "It's screw, sir."
Teacher: "Who are on board her?"
Boy : "It's crew, sir."
' Teacher: "Say kid, what town are you from?"
Boy: "It's Crewe, sir."
A blotter — what you look for while the ink dries.
Mylius: "How's business these days?"
White, the penmanship teacher: "Not as flourishing as it used to be."
Mrs. Morrow: "Was Rome founded by Romeo?"
Freshie: "No, it was Juliet who was found dead by Romeo."
Miss Wilcox: "Is my hat on straight?"
Mr. Rogers: "No, one eye shows."
He : "She has the prettiest mouth in all the world. ' '
His Friend: "Oh, I don't know. I'd put mine up against it any time."
Vevia: "And would you really put yourself out for my sake?"
Arthur: "Indeed, I would."
Vevia (as the clock strikes twelve): "Then do it please; I'm awfully sleepy."
He though his little gift would please,
It only made her sore —
He hadn't taken off the tag
From the five and ten cent store.
Mr. Garrett was seen going into a jewelery store the other clay and this was the result-
Mr. Garrett: "Um-ah-er-er-er ! Ha, ha!"
Jeweler (to his assistant): "Bring that tray of engagement rings here, John."
Parrack (looking up from his book, rcminiscently) : "There is something rotten in Denmark."
Stockdale: "Well, I must say, Parrack that you have an awful good smeller."
The young son of Air. White had been very naughty and was severely reprimanded. He was then
told he must take a whipping. He rushed up stairs and hid in a far corner under the bed. Just then
Mr. White arrived. Mrs, White told him what had happened. He went upstairs and proceeded to crawl
under the bed toward the youngster, who whispered excitedly, "Hello, Pop; is she after you, too?"
Mr. Rogers in Physiology class: "Mr. Bradley, how many ribs have you?"
"I don't know, "said Bradley, squirming around on one foot, "I'm so awfully ticklish never could
Mac (at the circus) : "Say, does it cost much to feed the giraffes?"
Showman: "No, a little goes a long ways with them."
Wind — air that's in a hurry. — Mr. Colebank.
Barber: "You say you've been here before? I don't seem to remember your face."
Mr. Humphrey: "Probably not. It's all healed up now."
Overheard on Jackson Street.
"Mistah Johnsing, am yo' shore yo' lubs me?"
"Lub's no name foh it, deah. By de eternal firmament ah sweahs dat ah will always previde foh yo'
even must ah take in washin' foh yo' to do."
"Noble man, den ah's youahs, honey."
New Student (singing with much feeling) : "Will you miss me
Snoderly: "Give me a gun and 1**11 try not to."
Edwards: "Ha! my boy. Doubled our bank account for the Mound Board today."
Bock: "What! another chump paid for his cut?"
Mrs. White: "Frank, did you post that letter I gave you?"
Mr. White: "Yes, dear, I carried it in my hand so I couldn't forget it, and dropped it in the first
mail box. I remember because I ".
Mrs. White: "There, dear, that will do. I didn't give you any letter to post."
Mr. Woodley (absent-mindedly): "I see I have my hat on. Now I wonder if I was going out or
Two in a swing,
Pretending to kiss,
When all in a jiffy —
spqi 3>ni papurjj Xaijx
LOST, STRAYED OR STOLEN.
i. My tooth-pick.
2. My manley-ness.
3. My credits.
4. Prickett's hair.
5. My "Bell".
6. My appendix.
The passing years bring new ideas and new establishments in their wake. Of such origin is the "Never
Again" Club. The following is a copy of their classification paper:—
Mr. Rogers Never to use another hair of my head for demonstrating experiments purposes.
Mr. Mercer Never to smile again.
Aubrey HildrETh Never to try to sing in public with Stinger or Moore.
Letha Mann Never to fall out with Grady — at least not until the next time.
Miss Jennings Never to have another gentleman to call at the Dorm while Norine is there.
Carrie Hart Never to impersonate a Scotch terrier at a feast.
B. B. Girls Never to lose another game.
Charles Stockdale Never to cut my hair again, that I may at least look like a poet.
Smittv Never to read another of Ibsen's plays.
R. Wayne Fettv Never to pose before trying to shoot a basket.
Lloyd Tustin Never to speak to another man's wife.
SIGNIFICANT HAPPENINGS AT THE F. S. N. S. FOR ONE SHORT MONTH.
April i. Prof. Stooksberry told his Harvard joke for the fifty-fourth time amid storms of applause.
The stones of Rome rose in mutiny.
2. Lloyd Tustin arrested for creating a disturbance on the street — charge: — wearing a loud tie
and louder socks. Upon the touching plea that he had a aged father and mother at home on
whom he depended for support he was releaseed.
3. Keg party in the. boy's dressing room. Mr. Woodley very angry because he was not invited.
4. Mr. Edwards seriously hurt his hand on a corkscrew. -Although we do not see how this could
have happened to one so experienced he has our sincerest sympathy.
5. At Sunday School Mr. Ice dropped a quarter in the collection plate mistaking it for a nickle —
was carried out in a swoon. '
8. Nell sleeps in English Literature.
9. MeKinley goes to sleep in Methods class and is overheard dreaming— "Sweetheart take your
lips away, I want to spit."
10. Mr. Ayers instructs Dad Mercer in a very fine point in Math., and is loudly applauded by two
girls. Girls flunked.
11. Divorce proceedings between Mr. McMillen and Miss Smith deferred. Case will be setted out
12. It is reported that after a trying campaign Mr. Fetty has not succeeded in securing the presi-
dency of this school. Mr. Woodley will be retained. Fetty will try again next year.
15. A few of the General Methods class match pennies on the campus, Mr. Curry, a very prominent
member of the Y. M. C. A., lost eleven cents. Some reports say fourteen cents. Has gone into
exile at St. Helena and taken Messrs. MeKinley and Fetty along for company.
16. Nell sleeps in English Literature.
For sale or rent by L H. Martin, two cart loads of lesson plans good for next year. Panic
among the Juniors and bids run as high as $5,000,000.
17. Mr. Stinger evolves a visionary scheme that by clumping 10,000 barrels of assorted vegetables
in the crater of Mt. Vessuvius and inserting a spigot at the foot of the Mt. that the price of hot
vegetable soup can be reduced from 5 cents per bowl to 4 cents per bowl. The doctor has
been sent for.
18. Mr. Harry Martin sang in chapel a very touching little ballad entitled "Put my little shoes away.'
Those who had tears to shed, shed them then.
19. Ray Matthews reads in the morning paper of the loss of a vessel near the Phillippines, loaded
with turtles. (Said ship bound for America) Ray sheds tears of regret at the loss of such tooth-
some morsels but is finally reconciled by the comforting words of Miss Dorcas Prichard, A. B.
23. Suffragette meeting in the Dorm was assuming dangerous proportions when Mrs. Reed, in
order to get an opportunity to rescue the wounded, announced a great bargain sale at the under-
selling store. Immediately the hall was deserted and a frantic horde was seen rushing in that
2 v Speech in chapel lasting four hours. Three Freshmen discovered in a dying condition in a far
corner of the hall Were at last revived by the invigorating strains of 17a (please) sung by
the students, much to Mr. Martin's great delight and also Mr. Woodley's consequent pleasure.
Faculty as usual keep their own time but only partially succeed in throwing the students off
24. Nell goes to sleep in History class.
It was today officially announced in plain English (you can all understand plain English, can't
you?) that each student is expected to be in each of three places — the Dorm, in front of the
Marietta, and at the moving picture show.
25. It has been lately discovered that Mr. Higby talks to himself when alone. A committee was
appointed to keep close watch on him and ascertain the trend of his thoughts and collect
evidence sufficient to convict him if possible.
26. Reid Morrow today seriously sprained his thumb while trying to pry the top off a biscuit at
the Arcade Restaurant.
And so it goes — haste makes waste.
29. Mr. Kile Swisher today in drawing class sewed both sides of his cushion together. Mr. Skinner
unconsciously sewed his cushion fast to his trousers while peacefully humming to himself
"Blest be the tie that binds." Miss Ridgely insisted on amputation as the only means of
preserving the cushion.
WHO SAYS IT?
"Sing 17a (please)."
"Now, we've had this once before — I'm not giving you anything new."
"Who will now speak to us at this time."
"It arouses my righteous indignation."
"Now, what's that first word? Say it again."
"Now, take a little molecule — the tiniest little par-tic-le."
"It's just as Mr. Woodley told you this morning in chapel."
"I only played once on the football team and that was when I was at my old home college at Mt. Union."
"Go at once to your clasess — we're five minutes late already."
"What does Mr. McMurry have to say about that?"
"Be in one of three places — the study hall, the recitation room or the library."
"I'm no shark on this but it seems to me that — "
"Say Slim, come over here a minute."
"Well, now, what do you know about that: 1 "
"Say, do you know that Miss Smith's about the finest girl I ever came across."
"Oh, say — I wonder if we're going to have a test this morning."
"That's getting entirely too obnoxious."
"You're going to get slap-er-e-tus-ed in about a pair of minutes."
"Say, have you seen anything of my wife?"
"Mr. President, I object. That's not in accordance with parliamentary rules."
"Basketball girls meet at 4:30 today, please. All the girls expected out. Four-thirty, please be
"Now, don't think this is original with me. I'm just giving you in a few minutes what it took me
years to accumulate."
"Say, have you got that stuff for the Mound ready yet. I"ll tell you, you'll have to hurry up."
"Dad bob it a-tall !"
"All students who have books out of the library will please look after them right away."
"Well for the love of Mike! What do you know about that?"
"Well we've got to do something about it right away."
"Oh! darn this Mound business any way."
"Bow-wow-wow-wow-wc w ! I want my mother."
"Say, what did you make on the test yesterday?" "I don't know." I've not got my papers back
yet. What did you make?"
"You've gotta quit kickin' my dawg aroun'."
"Stop it Mandy, stop it!"
"Everybody get on their own hook."
"You must be able to visualize."
"Swell it out."
"The following pupils see me in my office immediately after chapel."
"Mr. Wocdlev may I make an announcement." "Yes, in just a moment."
"There are a few young men, who come to Harvard, who so conduct themselves, in such a way, as
to deprive themselves, of the opportunity, of acquiring, a college education."
"Write this down in the tablets of your memory with indelible ink."
"When you get through pumping, leave the handle."
"Brush the dust off the corners of your tabic."
"The students should avail themselves of this great oppurtunity."
Mr. Rogers, to class— "We will now review that part od the text we've not yet studied."
Mr. Wooducy, in language methods — "Then can a young man be nice?"
Mary Ford — "No Sir!"
Miss STALNAKER.to French class — "Hand in your principal parts."
Mr. Rogers — "What is a vacuum?"
Smitty — "A thing one cleans with."
Edwards (half asleep) reading Dante's Paradise — Oh, Lucille — loveliest of guides — "
Mr. Rogers, to class— "For who is there that by taking thought can add one cubit to his stature?
If it were so, I would most certainly have done so."
Ivy L-AREW, (after finishing the Divine Comedy)— "I think that Hell is more interesting than the
rest for I knew more of the people I met there."
Dr. Davis, (pointing to board) — "Now, which is right — this or this?"
Mr. BUCKEY — "Why-er-ah this."
THE STUDENT TEACHER
The dreaded day is here at last.
I wish this siege were done and past.
Now, here I stand, a gay young fool,
To teach this class by rigid rule.
I've learned this task almost by heart
From three big books a map and chart ;
Each question's written, that's no sin,
And now I'm ready to begin.
"What have you learned about the cat?
John, if vou please, now tell me that."
"Your window near she prowls about?"
(That's not the answer I wrote out.)
"What does she like, what does she do 5
An answer for that I want from you."
"She has four legs and sharp, bright eyes,
The quickest thing that walks or flies?"
"Yes, that is right, now tell me true,
To catch her prey how does she do?
Yes, right again, so stealthily
She creeps and crawls, you hardly see."
"Now, do you know how Washington
The British fought and how he Won? —
Then, since you don't, why tell me, Fay,
What more you might find out today?"
"Find out of that? That's what we will —
But what is that? I hear a bell.
(Oh Gosh! recess I'm not half through)"
(Critic teacher) "See me this evening at half past two." C. A. P.
The shades of night were falling fast,
As up the avenue there passed
A youth, who bore 'mid snow and iee,
A text-hook with this strange device,
His brow was sad; the eye below,
Down the well-worn page did go ;
He heard the wild winds sigh and moan
And from his lips escaped a groan,
In happy homes as bright as day
Did carefree children romp and play;
Around him pleasure basked in love
His task to prove the one above,
"We will not pass," a classmate said;
The winds all sobbed from overhead,
"Your road l<> failure's broad and wide"
The poor boy's weakened voice replied,
"Oh stay," a maiden said, "and rest
Your brain before tomorrow's test"
A tear stood in his mild blue eve,
"There's one more theorem I must try'
"Beware too much of that dull stuff!
I know you'll pass if y< u just bluff",
This was his roommate's las t goodnight,
A voice seemed answering from the height,
At early morn, still crouching there,
Found by a gay young high school pair,
Still grasping in his hand of ice
That text-hook with that same device,
There in the dawnlight, cold and gray
Lifeless and beautiful still, he lay,
And from the sky, serene and far,
A voice fell like a shooting star,
Geometrv! C. E. S.
'Tis the Normal with its rules,
What a world of merriment
Their observance in us cools.
How they jangle, jangle, jangle,
At most all hours of the day,
When exuberance seems to swell us
These harsh rulings are to tell us
In an all-important way
"Watch your time, time, time."
What a dull, disheartening rhyme!
Their wide circumspreadulation
So many of us fools.
Oh the rules, rules, rules, rules!
Dormitory rules —
Note the wrangling and the jangling
of the rules.
Hear those multifarious rules,
What a world of joyfulness
their observance in us cools.
Thru the classroom, thru the hall
' How they ring out, how they brawl!
They've been handed down by note.
( Hit of tune
And wails of desloatioii
From both high and lowly stationl
Upward float ;
And from out our jail like cells
What a gush of mutiny
How it swells!
How it dwells!
And the future always tells
of the motive that impels.
Note the tension and dissentions,
Of the rules, rules, rules
Of the rules, rules, rules, rules,
All kinds of rules.
You can't guess one-half the number
( )f the rules.'
"Doan be what yo' aint,
Ef yo' am not what yo' is,
Ef yo' is not what yo' am,
Den yo' am not what yo' be.
It was on a Pullman going west,.
Chances were good, better, best
And ostrich-like they,
Thought no one that day
And it happened that she had a muff.
He suggested 'twould make a good bluff,
And so 'twas.
Ever loose a Dorm'tory pillow,
Wake up with a sudden fear
Hunt that pillow in the darkness,
Find it stuck behind your ear:"
Let me call you sweetheart
Cause I flunked with you,
Let me hear you whisper
That you didn't get thru;
See those "E" marks shining
On my paper too
Let me call you sweetheart
'Cause I flunked with you.
In the morning when the gas is weak.
Oh, you sickly little blaze!
You do me almost amaze!
Yuu would most of people craze,
1 dont' like you little blaze.
Flunk and the class flunks flunks with you,
Pass and you pass alone;
For the Normal Schools
Must not turn out fools
To teach the tiny kidlets.
Loaf and the class loafs with you,
Work and you work alone;
For the ponies at the last exams.
The supply does not meet the demands,
For such is life in Fairmont,
ADVICE TO FRESHMEN
When you see a bumblebee
A humming o'er the lea,
The safest thing for you to do
Is let that bumble bee.
Mary had a little skirt
Which was so tight it really hurt,
.She minced along the crowded street
With two-inch steps — a vision sweet,
Her movements were so very slow
It seemed as though she didn't go.
Her costume was so. very warm,
I guess, too, just for sake of form,
She couldn't catch a trolly car.
She was so plump and chubby
But since she's left the Normal School
They say she caught a hubby.
The following are some of the good things upon which we have been fed during the past year:
Five lectures by Dr. Earl Barnes on "Human Hungers."
Two Lectures by Dr. Riker, former President of Mount Union College.
Three addresses by Mr. Frank Marsh, of the State Department.
One address by Supt. M. P. Shawkey.
Song Recital by David Dispham.
Song Recital by Miss Christine Miller.
Song Recital by Madame Lillian Nordica.
Song Recital by Edward Brigham.
Piano Recital by Madame Bly.
Ten Lectures on Scientific Temperance by Miss Christine Tingling.
Ten Historical Stories by Chas. W. Seymour.
An hour with Uncl^ Remus, Richard T. Wyche, President, National Story Tellers' League.
"The Taming of the Shrew," by the Coburn Players.
Many excellent addresses by local pastors.
Many excellent addresses by members of faculty.
Great musical studies by means of Victrola.
"Richelieu" by Dean South wick, of Emerson School of Oratory.
"Searchlight of" Twentirth Century" by Col. Bain.
"Mission of Mirth," Thos. McClarv.
Magician and Entertainer, Walden & Co.
"Abraham Lincoln" Banj. Chapin.
CRAMMING FOR TOMORROW'S TEST
The student sits with bowed down head,
Besides the window, near the bed,
Reading softly, reading fast,
Lest he flunk on tomorrow's test.
The night has fallen all is still,
And perfumed winds his nostrils fill,
But he, unheeding, reads on lest
He flunk and fail on tomorrow's test.
Time rolls on and the moon comes up
As round and full as a brimming cup
And sadly smiles on the student's desk
As he stuffs and crams for tomorrow's test.
The clock strikes ten in a mournful tone
Then still ticks on in its tower alone,
Just as he who's doing his best
For fear he flunks on tomorrow's test.
Again at twelve it speaks to tell
The sleeping town that all is well;
But still beside his lonely desk
The student crams for tomorrow's test.
But now there comes a frightful sound
Blood-curdling fearful, near the ground'
A wailing, loud, and wierd behest
To stop the work for tomorrow's test.
More dreadful still it comes again
Like an awful creature, mad with pain,
Like a wailing spirit, fearing lest
It fail to pass the judgement test.
The student springs from where he sat
And yells in rage "Confound the cat."
The answer comes "Me-ow-ow-phest."
That means "Confound tomorrow's test.
C. A. P.
WE THANK YOU
We wish to thank every person who has in any way helped to secure the material for the publication
of this edition of The Mound, and especial thanks are due Miss Marie Boehm and Miss Alta McNeely
for help in the drawing department.
Editorial Board The Mound.
FAIRMONT STATE NORMAL SCHOOL
O. I. WOODLEY, A. M., PRESIDENT
FAIRMONT, WEST VIRGINIA
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Winter Semester, eighteen weeks, February to June. Summer Term, six weeks, June and July.
Tuition — There is none. An incidental fee of $2.25 per term is charged.
Library — A carefully selected list of books, magazines and papers.
Laboratories — Well equipped for Normal work.
Faculty — College men and women who are experienced teachers.
Training School — Thoroughly organized and wisely directed.
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